Chris Neuman, Charlie (Russell Charles) Hannigan, Samantha Mardock,
Andrei Arevalo, Ryland Ploeger, Sydney Peterson, Victoria McCann.
Lake Stevens High School’s Hi-Q team has started three months of intense academic competition, hoping to win the 2012 championship trophy.
The team is competing against 12 other Snohomish and Island county schools in Hi-Q, the nation’s longest-running academic quiz competition, run locally by Everett Community College.
In each competition, three local high school teams compete by answering questions from 13 categories.
Points are accumulated throughout the season to determine which teams advance to the playoffs.
Lake Stevens begins competition Feb. 7 against Meadowdale and Stanwood high schools.
The team will compete again at 9:45 a.m. March 2 at Edmonds-Woodway High School and 9:45 a.m. March 19 at Lake Stevens High School.
Semi-finals will be held April 16 and finals on April 19.
Hi-Q is in its 36th year of academic competition in the region. Hi-Q is sponsored by Everett Community College, Fred Meyer stores, MountainCrest Credit Union, the Everett Community College Foundation, University Center of North Puget Sound and the participating high schools.
For more information about Hi-Q and the 2012 season, visit www.everettcc.edu/hiq or call EvCC High School Relations Coordinator Amy Hammons at 425-388-9073.